To acquire the character and traits of a 10,000 year old strain, botanists used cross-pollination and seed embryo transfer technology.
Botanists are happy with the resulting crop as it is bigger and stronger. They are optimistic that productivity can be increased by 30% with this new process.
The outcome of initial trials has showed a lot of promise. We may need to wait for another five years during which time more tests on the crop and mandatory approvals will give an improved yield.